It's the fight we all want to see, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. Anthony Joshua continues to defeat all challengers in the ring, and in relatively easy fashion. But despite his undefeated record, there is still one major cloud hanging over his head.
Joshua has yet to meet either of the other two big names in the heavyweight division, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. That pair came fact to face in a bout last December, which finished in a controversial draw.
If Joshua is to stake his claim as the best heavyweight in the world, he is going to have meet those two eventually. That is something Tyson Fury is all too aware of, and he seems to be growing tired of his rival ducking potential fights.
Speaking on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show on ESPN, he called said he was tired of Joshua's excuses, and to suggested he stopped using his deal with Eddie Hearn and Sky as an excuse to dodge the 'Gyspy King' and Wilder.
If the fighters are willing to fight, why should a network get in the way? Fighters use that as an excuse… AKA Anthony Joshua.
He uses that a lot as an excuse, but I believe that if fighters really wanted to fight each other — as I proved. I was on BT Sport, I came over to the United States and boxed on Showtime. These fights can happen.
Why not do a joint broadcast? It’s been done before, and it will happen again. Deontay Wilder can’t run from Tyson Fury forever. The fight has to happen.
What I suggest Anthony Joshua does, is to get his nuts out of Eddie Hearn’s handbag, and use it to gain respect in the heavyweight division.
This is a sentiment shared by man boxing fans, who refuse to give Joshua credit until he takes on the top competition available in his division. Hopefully we see these two meet in the ring sooner rather than later.